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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

adv. - Quickly and without warning.

Usage examples (38)
  • For me the absurdity of the situation became inescapable in the fall of 2002, when one of the most ancient and venerable staples of human life abruptly disappeared from...
  • Adjective : an abrupt departure. ,an abrupt reply. ,an abrupt turn in a road. ,an abrupt writing style. ,an abrupt descent
  • He ended his call abruptly with the sound like yeaha.
  • "Oscar," he called abruptly, "how far is it down to Storm Springs?" for more
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